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A Day Well Spent In Brisbane City: Three Days Before Christmas (Part 3) – John Pellow Brisbane, Australia Previous title: Our memorable walk in Brisbane City: Nearly two kilometers Walking at night has never been so much fun until we head back to where we parked our car after watching the fireworks almost two kilometers away from South Bank (from my previous post Last Night In South Bank, Brisbane). Here are the reasons why I said so: The Artist. Kids are suing the US government for failing to prevent climate change The youth plaintiffs after a court hearing in Eugene, Oregon in March, 2016 Andrea Willingham/Our Children's Trust Over the course of one week in August 2015, Alex Loznak’s entire life changed. He left the Oregon farm that has been in his family for seven generations to attend Columbia University, and he sued the federal government for violating his constitutional rights. “As recently as a year and a half ago, I was a fairly normal teenage kid,” Loznak tells Business Insider.

Judge launches scathing attack on media's coverage of Harriet Wran A judge has launched an extraordinary tirade on media coverage of Harriet Wran saying intense focus, including on her family background and appearance, was disproportionate to the crime she committed. In sentencing Wran on Tuesday, Justice Ian Harrison was scathing about the "humiliating" media attention Wran had received particularly in The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph. Loaded: 0% Progress: 0% Harriet Wran jailed

Cocaine vaccine stops cocaine in its tracks Skip to main content En español Home » News & Events » Latest Science » Cocaine Vaccine Stops Cocaine in its Tracks Cocaine Vaccine Stops Cocaine in its Tracks Monday Mystery Photo – Last time Brisbane – John Pellow Brisbane, Australia Monday Mystery Photo – Last time Brisbane This week’s photo comes from Peggy, a wonderful blogger from Down Under. Do you know where it might be located? El Niño is causing global food crisis, UN warns Severe droughts and floods triggered by one of the strongest El Niño weather events ever recorded have left nearly 100 million people in southern Africa, Asia and Latin America facing food and water shortages and vulnerable to diseases including Zika, UN bodies, international aid agencies and governments have said. New figures from the UN’s World Food Programme say 40 million people in rural areas and 9 million in urban centres who live in the drought-affected parts of Zimbabwe, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia, Malawi and Swaziland will need food assistance in the next year. In addition, 10 million people are said by the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (Ocha) to need food in Ethiopia (pdf), and 2.8 million need assistance in Guatemala and Honduras. “Almost 1 million children are in need of treatment for severe acute malnutrition in eastern and southern Africa. “Governments are responding with available resources, but this is an unprecedented situation.

NSW Police Force, Minister for Police: Stop evidence-free roadside drug testing The current roadside drug testing regime is arbitrary, invasive and has no relationship to the impairment of drivers on our roads. The NSW Police openly admit they are testing drivers for the mere presence of drugs and that the levels they are testing for have no connection with impairment. These tests are then used to take people’s drivers licenses for up to 12 months and to impose additional heavy fines on them. The police roadside drug testing is limited to only three illegal drugs - cannabis, MDMA and amphetamines. Meanwhile prescription drugs that seriously impair drivers and are commonly found to contribute to traffic accidents, including benzodiazepines and prescription pain killers, are never tested for.

Designer bacteria may lead to better vaccines Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a menu of 61 new strains of genetically engineered bacteria that may improve the efficacy of vaccines for diseases such as flu, pertussis, cholera and HPV. The strains of E. coli, which were described in a paper published this month in the journal PNAS, are part of a new class of biological "adjuvants" that is poised to transform vaccine design. Adjuvants are substances added to vaccines to boost the human immune response. "For 70 years the only adjuvants being used were aluminum salts," said Stephen Trent, associate professor of biology in the College of Natural Sciences. "They worked, but we didn't fully understand why, and there were limitations. Then four years ago the first biological adjuvant was approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

Australian upset at Billboard Music Awards The Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas were not kind to Australia, with Keith Urban, Sia, Hillsong Worship and Flume all missing out. The ceremony was dominated by Canadian rapper Drake, who won a record 13 awards to eclipse the previous mark of 12 by British hitmaker Adele set in 2012. Drake's haul on Sunday was capped with the elite top artist category which included a who's who field of the music industry including Adele, Beyonce, Justin Bieber, The Chainsmokers, Rihanna, Twenty One Pilots and The Weeknd. 'Hold tight Adele,' Drake, who also told a story about toilet paper that was bleeped out by the TV broadcast censors, said in his acceptance speech inside the T-Mobile Arena. Climate Change is a Threat to Human Health by Rolly Montpellier (Canada) "In 2008, poor air quality alone, including from oil and gas production, cost Canada about $8-billion, according to a report by the Canadian Medical Association. By 2031, those costs are expected to rise to $250-billion....almost 90,000 people will have died from the acute effects of air pollution," the CMA said. (Source: The Globe and Mail). The 2014 US National Climate Assessment outlined the human health implications of a warming planet. Our changing climate will produce severe health impacts which "will manifest in varying ways in different parts of the world," states the report.

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